Ash

Ash

Cinderella retold

In the wake of her father's death, Ash is left at the mercy of her cruel stepmother. Consumed with grief, her only joy comes by the light of the dying hearth fire, rereading the fairy tales her mother once told her. In her dreams, someday the fairies will steal her away, as they are said to do. When she meets the dark and dangerous fairy Sidhean, she believes that her wish may be granted.

The day that Ash meets Kaisa, the King's Huntress, her heart begins to change. Instead of chasing fairies, Ash learns to hunt with Kaisa. Though their friendship is as delicate as a new bloom, it reawakens Ash's capacity for love-and her desire to live. But Sidhean has already claimed Ash for his own, and she must make a choice between fairy tale dreams and true love.

Entrancing, empowering, and romantic, Ash is about the connection between life and love, and solitude and death, where transformation can come from even the deepest grief.

Title:Ash
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780316040099
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    Ash Reviews

  • karen

    goddamn it, this was my bright shiny hope for gay YA week! this was the one i was banking on to be my best "assigned-but-loved-the-whole-time-i-was-reading-it-and-this-is-why-i-am-paying-for-grad-scho...

  • Lola  Reviewer

    Lesbian retelling of the beloved CINDERELLA fairy tale. What a lovely book. It’s beautifully-written, beautifully-told and so interesting.Although the beginning begs the question, ‘‘Is this real...

  • Tatiana

    I will pick Disney's version of Cinderella over Ash any day and without the slightest hesitation. For a book with such a provocative, potentially controversial premise, Ash is dreadfully, painfully du...

  • Miranda Reads

    Cinderella is a tired tale. It's been done. It's been redone. It's been re-redone.So, if I'm going to pick up (yet another) retelling, it really has to blow me away. I need to be wowed. My socks must ...

  • Riley

    This is the fairytale I always wanted ...

  • Heather

    The GoodReads five-star rating system isn't perfect because some books (like, say, pretty much all Fitzgerald and Salinger) get five stars because I think they're just freaking brilliant writing; whil...

  • branewurms

    eta: You know, I figured when I wrote this "review" that I had made it sufficiently ridiculous and over-the-top that no one on Earth could possibly take it seriously. I mean, I claim that DISNEY INVEN...

  • Shannon

    What starts out as a simple retelling of Cinderella turns into so much more, and the Prince is all but forgotten ...If you know the story of Cinderella then you know most of the beginning of the book,...

  • Kristi

    What a outstanding debut novel! Malinda Lo absolutely blew me away. The writing was elegant, beautifully lyrical. Malinda has this unbelievable talent for detail and atmospheric setting. She captures ...

  • Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)

    *3.5/5...